Umina may six teams in cricket finals
Six out of eight teams from the Umina District Cricket Club are in the running to make the finals in March following strong performances throughout early January.
"Our first grade has moved into fourth place after defeating competition leaders Terrigal as a result of some excellent batting by Nathan Carmody-Smith (90 not out) and Warwick Botfield (50) backed up by strong bowling efforts by skipper Mitchell Smith and Colin Smyth," club publicity officer Mr Gary Blake said.
"Second grade had an outright win over Terrigal on the back of Scott King who took 7/39 and then backed up to take 4/45 in the second innings.
"Scott had match figures of 11/84 off 40 overs which was one of the best bowling performances seen at Col Gooley Field for many years.
"Third grade lost to Terrigal, despite fine bowling by Josh Wakim (4/17 and 3/19), and a gutsy 45 runs by Ashley Stocker in the run chase."
Umina's one-day limited overs teams also reported strong performances.
"A grade continues to lead the competition after strong wins over Lisarow and Wyong," Mr Blake said.
"Fast bowler Jason Creese took 6/14 to destroy Losarow.
"The B grade side had a rare win over Wyong thanks to a fine 81 not out by Sean Ellard and some good bowling again by Nick Clarke and Andrew Friend.
"C grade are placed third on the table after a close win against Warnervale and a comprehensive win over Woy Woy.
"Brendan Egan scored 91 runs against the local rivals, while Jamie Yeo continued his strong season taking 4/6 with the ball.
"D grade are also placed third after wins over Doyalson and Warnervale.
"Good batting efforts recently by promising juniors Andrew Glassock (91), Mitchell Manson (83) and Liam Clement (60) have complemented solid efforts by all of our bowlers and this team is well placed to challenge the leaders in the run home."
First grade - Umina 264 (Nathan Carmody-Smith 90 n.o., Warwick Botfield 50 Craig Brown 34 Brad Jones 26) defeated Terrigal 210 (Colin Smyth 4/44 Mitchell Smith 4/69) 1st Innings Win.
Second grade - Umina 163 (Nick Garnett 34, Ross Watson 26, Warren Gomesz 25, Scott King 25 n.o.) & 6/88 defeated Terrigal 78 (Scott King 7/39 Jamie Doran 2/16) & 172 (Scott King 4/45 Cameron Dunn 3/16 Mitchell Fiddock 2/23) Outright.
Third grade - Terrigal 130 (Josh Wakem 4/17, Paul Wright 3/42, Ashley Jones 2/41) & 7/159 Dec. (Josh Wakem 3/19 Ben Crain 2/27) defeated v Umina 98 & 135 (Ashley Stocker 45 Luke Egan 27) Outright.
Fourth grade - Umina 76 (John Fogarty 36) & 92 (John Carroll 27) lost to Terrigal 4/106 dec. & 0/67 Outright.
ODLO A - 6th Grade - Umina 3/83 Kurt Smith 37 n.o. Ryan Mathews 28) defeated Lisarow 73 (Jason Creese 6/14 Steve Searston 2/9)
Umina 227 (Troy Spicer 58 Tim Bell 40 Dan Fiddock 28 Steve Searston 26 Ben Griffin 26) def. Wyong 162 (Luke Varley 3/27 Dan Fiddock 2/18).
ODLO B - 7th Grade - Narara 6/212 (Kendall Thompson 2/42) def. Umina 111 (Nick Clarke 28)
Umina 8/182 (Sean Ellard 81 n.o.) def. Wyong 174 (Nick Clarke 3/18 Andrew Friend 2/6).
ODLO C - 8th grade - Umina 172 (Scott Aitchison 59) def. Warnervale 9/169 (Tim Knight 3/22 Mark Bourke 2/36 Peter Jones 2/48)
Umina 8/256 (Brendan Egan 91 Mick Grealy 41 Tim Knight 40 Peter Jones 36) def. Woy Woy 42 (Jamie Yeo 4/6 Mark Bourke 3/18 Peter Jones 2/4).
ODLO D - 9th Grade - Umina 239 (Andrew Glassock 91 David Frazer 47) def. Doyalson 100 (Jacob Clement 2/6 James Smith 2/12 Jordan O'Donnell 2/16 Mitchell Manson 2/22)
Umina 6/319 (Mitchell Manson 83 Liam Clement 60 Jacob Clement 30 Brad McIntyre 48) def. Warnervale 267 (Sam Court 2/12 Jason Court 2/44 Jacob Clement 2/44).